Word of the Week

Exact: to call for forcibly or urgently and obtain

When you first see this word, you might question why I chose to have such an obvious word as the Word of the Week. However, take a closer look at the definition.


The word "exact" is a homograph—A homograph is a pair of words that look exactly the same but have different meanings, e.g. bear (to bear something) and bear (the animal), or close (proximity) and close (to close a gate).

The word "exact" can be used to describe a quantity, as in 'the exact amount of an ingredient' or to mean "to call for forcibly and obtain," as in 'to exact revenge.'

Context makes a world of difference!

Until next time...

Stay Curious ;)





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